A branding company's website purpose is to design websites that will attract attention, give a professional image and support the message you are trying to convey in writing. There are arguments for doing your website design in-house. However website design, search engine optimization and copywriting is a very specialized area and utilizing a website design company can pay big dividends.
It is a cross between graphic design, programming, copywriting, brand building and direct marketing. It is difficult enough trying to find a website design company with these skills, let alone finding the talent in-house. If your website is going to become a major focus of your business, then it could possibly be worth considering hiring a full-time website design company with the necessary search engine optimization and copywriting skills. However, it is probably more cost effective to outsource the work to a website design company.
It is vitally important to hire professionals form a website design company - badly designed websites reflect badly on your business. Even if the design of the website looks presentable - unless it follows the rules of web marketing, image handling, copywriting, search engine optimization and the many other aspects of web development - it will not do its job properly. Which is why selecting a website design company is so important. Presenting your goods and services in the most appealing way that will generate a response from potential customers is a very specialized skill, something a web company should be very good at.
By hiring a professional website design company they are able to provide cutting edge website designs that uses advanced information architecture and custom designs. Online marketing begins with the initial concept and design of your website. This is far more than just reflecting your marketing strategy. The design of your website is an integral part of the marketing process. This is achieved by incorporating search engine optimization, direct response techniques, relationship marketing and consumer psychology into your website.
This results in a custom design that will entice visitors back again and again, build a community, develop brand loyalty and nurture a long term relationship that will turn a regular visitor into a valued customer.
Sometimes a website design company is only interested in making your website look good, you should expect higher goals. A good web firm designs websites that not only project a professional image but also serve a specific marketing purpose. This is achieved by combining cutting edge website design from a professional website design company and search engine optimization with advanced marketing and relationship building techniques.
As you can see - website design is far more than just creating a nice looking design, although that is still a vital element. There are so many components that have to fit together and the website has to do the job of directing visitors through the website so they get the information they need, take the action you want without becoming overwhelmed or lost.
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Scott White is President of Brand Identity Guru (http://www.brandidentityguru.com), a leading brand consulting and market research firm located in Easton, Massachusetts, USA, near Boston.
Brand Identity Guru specializes in creating corporate and product brands that increase sales, market share, customer loyalty, and brand valuation. Over the course of his 15-year branding career, Scott White has worked in a wide variety of industries: high-tech, manufacturing, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, banking, restaurants, fashion, healthcare, Internet, retail, and service businesses, as well as numerous non-profit organizations.
Brand Identity Guru clients include: Sun Life Financial, Coca Cola, HP, Sun, Nordstrom, American Federal Mortgage, Simon (America's largest shopping mall manager) and many others, including numerous emerging growth companies.
Scott White is a very enthusiastic speaker and has the gift of being able to explain the principles of branding in a compelling and entertaining manner so that people at all levels can understand.